LANCUM-0DC0F3: Silver hammered sixpence Elizabeth I

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COIN

Unique ID: LANCUM-0DC0F3

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Silver hammered post-medieval sixpence of Elizabeth I, dating to AD 1580. Fourth issue, long/latin cross initial mark. Obverse of left-facing bust with rose behind head: ELIZABETH [..................]. Reverse of square shield on long cross fourchee, with date above shield: POS[.......]TORE/M . MEV. The coin is 24.25mm in diameter, 0.71mm in thickness and weighs 2.47g.

Spink (2004) no. 2572.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1580
Date to: Exactly AD 1580

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.71 mm
Weight: 2.47 g
Diameter: 24.25 mm

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Lydia Prosser
Identified by: Miss Lydia Prosser

Other reference numbers

Other reference: N5216

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Incomplete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sixpence
Ruler/issuer: Elizabeth I of England
Mint or issue place: The Tower of London
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Sixpence: Elizabeth I, 1561-1582 (N 1997)
Obverse description: Left-facing crowned bust, with rose behind head
Obverse inscription: ELIZABETH [..............]
Reverse description: Square shield on long cross fourchee with date above shield
Reverse inscription: POS[........]TORE/M . MEV
Initial mark: Long/latin cross
Die axis measurement: 10 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cambridgeshire (County)
District: South Cambridgeshire (District)
Parish or ward: Longstanton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL3966
Four figure Latitude: 52.2745854
Four figure longitude: 0.03586179
1:25K map: TL3966
1:10K map: TL36NE
Grid reference source: Centred on parish
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LANCUM
Created: 3 months ago
Updated: 3 months ago

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